Homeschool Happenings at Maymont

Maymont educators offer a variety of historical and environmental homeschooler programs to incorporate into your planning for the school year. Go to our event calendar to register online or click the registration links below.

Creature Feature

Wednesday, September 13, 10-10:45am, Nature Center and Grounds
Learn how animals tough it out in the wild using claws, jaws, shells, senses and more to protect themselves. Students explore these animal adaptations with hands-on activities and a visit from a well-protected creature. Participants will venture outside to complete a senses and defenses scavenger hunt. Ages 4-7; adult must accompany child. $9 per child (includes Nature Center admission). Register online by September 12; for information, call 804-358-7168.

NEW! Pollinators

Wednesday, September 13, 11am-12pm, Nature Center and Grounds
Explore the world of pollinators up-close in this interactive program. Learn about plant and animal adaptations, symbiotic relationships, environmental threats and ways you can help. Participants will venture outside in search of wild pollinators in their natural habitat. Ages 7 and older; adult must accompany child. $9 per child (includes Nature Center admission). Register online by September 12; for information, call 804-358-7168.

One House, Two Worlds

Wednesday, September 13, 11am-12pm, Maymont Mansion
Maymont’s unique history provides a rich resource that awakens students to ideas and events of the past and a connection to how the past affects their lives today. Students examine a complex and often neglected period of history as they explore the perspectives of employer and employee, server and served, represented within Maymont Mansion. Ages 8 and older. $6 per person. Register online by September 12. For groups of 6 or more and for information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.

NEW! Go Outdoors and Explore

Wednesday, September 20, 10-11am, Nature Center and Grounds
Explore the outdoors through activities that teach nature observation skills. Learn to not only observe nature but to record your observations and participate in citizen science programs. Ages 8 and older; adult must accompany child. $9 per child (includes Nature Center admission). Register online by September 19; for information, call 804-358-7168.

Wetland Exploration

Wednesday, September 20, 11am-12pm, Nature Center and Grounds
Dive in and learn about small creatures that live in the stream that runs through Maymont’s grounds and exhibits. Through field investigations, students will gain a greater understanding of one of our most precious resources, wetlands. This program occurs outside, weather permitting; dress appropriately for the weather. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. $9 per child (includes Nature Center admission). Register online by September 19.

Bird Encounter with Raptor Valley Tour

Wednesday, September 27, 11:15am-12pm, Nature Center and Grounds
Can owls spin their heads all the way around? What adaptations help birds survive in the wild? Soar into the world of birds with an “encounter” that includes fun facts and a close-up glimpse of one of Maymont’s raptors. Then we’ll learn about how and what owls eat by dissecting an owl pellet. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany child. $9 per child. Register online by September 26; for information, call 804-358-7168.

NEW! Biomimicry

Friday, September 29, 10-11am, Nature Center
Nature inspires us to use imagination and ingenuity to solve human challenges with amazing inventions and creative processes. Come explore some of those inventions, and solve a challenge taking inspiration from nature. Ages 11 and older; adult must accompany child. $9 per child (includes materials). Register online by September 28; for information, call 804-358-7168.

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